MDTA POLICE TO PARTICIPATE IN
Public Comment Sessions to be Held December 13 & 14
Baltimore, Md. (December 9, 2021) – As part of the process for reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will undergo inspections of its law enforcement services and Training and Communications Units December 13-16. A team of CALEA assessors will perform a comprehensive examination of MDTA Police policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
As part of the virtual on-site assessment, members of the public are invited to provide comments regarding the MDTA Police, the Training Unit and/or the Communications Unit to the assessment team via public comment sessions, telephone, U.S. mail, or the Internet:
- The public information session will be held via Microsoft Teams at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14. Call 443-409-5228 to join this session (Conference ID: 234948548#).
- The telephone session for the Training Unit will be held 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, December 13. Assessors can be reached by calling 410-537-7709.
- The telephone session for Law Enforcement and the Communications Unit will be held 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 14. Assessors can be reached by calling 410-537-7709.
- Written comments may be sent to CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155, or submitted at www.calea.org.
Public comments and telephone calls are limited to 10 minutes and must address the MDTA Police’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of CALEA standards can be obtained by contacting MDTA Police Accreditation Manager, Lieutenant Eric Wilson, at 410-537-7715.
The MDTA Police first achieved CALEA law enforcement accreditation in 2001. In 2012, the MDTA Police earned the Tri-Arc Award after obtaining concurrent CALEA accreditations for its law enforcement services and Training and Communications Units. The MDTA Police was the first law enforcement agency in Maryland to earn the Tri-Arc Award and is one of only 26 law enforcement agencies in the world to earn this prestigious honor.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the eighth-largest law enforcement agency in the State with more than 500 sworn and civilian law enforcement professionals. MDTA Police Officers provide law enforcement services at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels, at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, and at the Port of Baltimore